History

In 1995, the Alliance for Education was formed through a merger of three education-related organizations with similar goals. The objective of this new organization was to serve as a convener of community leadership, and a conduit for directing private resources – both dollars and expertise – toward critical needs in Seattle Public Schools. Nearly 20 years later, the Alliance has raised and invested more than $150 million into Seattle Public Schools, and we remain dedicated to supporting and improving public education in Seattle.

Alliance for Education established
1995
Launched “Every Child a Reader” and
the Principal  Leadership Institute
1996
“Community dialogues” engage more than 7,000 citizens on school issues
2003
Released a strategic plan with a focus
on literacy and effective teaching
2005
Raised $7 million to support implementation
of SPS’ new strategic plan
2008
Formed Our Schools Coalition, leading
to key teacher contract reforms  
2010
Formed the Seattle College Access Network which enrolled 100% of eligible 8th Graders in the Washington State College Bound Scholarship
2011
Provided leadership training and
professional development for Seattle  
Public Schools Board of Directors  
2012
Launched the Seattle Teacher Residency
2013
Released new strategic plan with a
focus on fostering leadership at
Seattle Public Schools
2014